Winter Storm Saturn Brings Heavier, Wetter ‘Heart Attack Snow
This was a headline that popped up when I googled “Winter Storm Saturn” and well, here I go again…
Hurricane Sandy, whose name I have argued against for just being too damned cute for a devastating storm, was certainly a storm for the ages and it did cause a tremendous amount of damage and grief that some people here at the shore are still experiencing…and I certainly don’t want to make light of that suffering…
but we do not need to start the suffering before the suffering even begins, do we?
Heart attack snow?! I do understand the metaphor but please we need to get back to the good old days of “There’s a storm-a-comin’!” and leave it at that.
Does snow cause a heart attack? Can rain cause drowning? Will fog bring zombies? Does dark of night mean blindness?!
Here at the Jersey shore we are all still shell-shocked as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
And we really do not need to be frightened by any more self proclaimed meteorological experts, thank you very much. We get it. We know what a storm is.
storm /stôrm/ Noun -A violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
Is there any other kind? Really?
Can we just call the next storm Uranus please, and leave it at that?